Nov 14, 2018

Fire Festival at Daijo-in of Miyajima Shrine, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima

Fire Festival at Daijo-in of Miyajima Shrine, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima

15th November, 2018 | at Daijo-in of Miyajima Shrine, Hatsukaichi City, Hiroshima   
Miyajima Island, one of the most scenic spots in Japan, has long been regarded as an Island of Gods on the beautiful Seto Inland Sea. 
It is a romantic and historical island where Itsukushima Shrine, a World Heritage site, is located, along with the Virgin Forest of Mt. Misen, and numerous preserved shrines, temples and historical monuments. 
Various events and ritual festivals held around Itsukushima Shrine, and in many other places on the island, help us to fully appreciate the changing seasons, the graceful Heian culture, and the heroic Muromachi culture of ancient Japan.   (*reference: Miyajima Official Tourism Website)   






# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/181115miyajima.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.miyajima.or.jp/event/event_shiwatari.html











大聖院火渡り式(広島県廿日市市宮島町)

Nov 13, 2018

Grand Sumo Tournament, at International Center, Fukuoka

Grand Sumo Tournament, at International Center, Fukuoka

11th - 25th November, 2018 | at International Center, Fukuoka
Sumo is a Japanese style of wrestling and Japan's national sport. It originated in ancient times as a performance to entertain the Shinto gods. Many rituals with religious background are still followed today. 





# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/181110sumo.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.sumo.or.jp/eng/index.html












大相撲 本場所(十一月場所:福岡国際センター)

Nov 11, 2018

Tokyo Nail Expo

Tokyo Nail Expo

11th & 12th November, 2018 | Tokyo Bigsight
Though primarily a trade show, the Tokyo Nail Expo, with its numerous nail artists and beauty products at your disposal, is a good opportunity to try out the latest in manicures. 
The main stage also offers presentations on current fashion trends, as well as the Nail Queen Competition, which includes various celebrity participants. 
The highlight of the event, which has been held yearly since 1999, is the Manicurist Championship, for which artists from all over Japan compete.




# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/181116nail.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  https://www.nail.or.jp/nailevent/nailexpo18/









東京ネイルエキスポ(東京ビッグサイト)

Hagi Jidai Matsuri (historical festival), Hagi City, Yamaguchi Pref.

Hagi Jidai Matsuri (historical festival), Hagi City, Yamaguchi Pref.

11th November, 2018 | Hagi City, Yamaguchi Pref.   
Hagi is a small city facing the Sea of Japan, and is at the north part of Yamaguchi Prefecture. It is located about 35 km north of Yamaguchi city. A castle was built in 1608, then the castle town developed. Hagi Jidai festival is about the pathway of the princess promised to the prince of Hagi Castle. 





# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/181110hagi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.visit-jy.com/english/








萩時代まつり(山口県萩市)

Yagake Shukuba Matsuri (parade), Yagake Town, Okayama Pref.

Yagake Shukuba Matsuri (parade), Yagake Town, Okayama Pref.

11th November, 2018 | Yagake Town, Okayama Pref.   
The town is home to a former post station along the San'yōdō and contains a sub-honjin from the Edo period. 
A samurai parade (Daimyo Gyoretsu) is held every November in commemoration of the town's history as a major stopping point on the daimyo's trip to Edo during the era of sankin kōtai. 





# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/181110yagake.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.town.yakage.lg.jp/daimyou/top.html











矢掛の宿場まつり 大名行列(岡山県小田郡矢掛町)

Nov 10, 2018

Rakan Village Scarecrow Contest, Rakan no Sato in Aioi City, Hyogo

Rakan Village Scarecrow Contest, Rakan no Sato in Aioi City, Hyogo



10th - 18th November, 2018 | Rakan no Sato in Aioi City, Hyogo Pref.
Anyone visiting the 800-meter stretch of Kagashi Road in Aioi, Hyogo Prefecture, will be welcomed by as many as 1,000 creatively styled scarecrows. An artistic celebration for the city, this unusual event also includes a special festival on Nov. 8, featuring a bazaar and other entertainment, all held along the road. Visitors can watch stage shows, including dance, gospel and wind-instrument performances by skilled artists, many of whom have a relationship with the nature-rich city. Stalls will also be offering local dishes from Aioi and other regions.   






# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/181107aioi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://aioi.in/














もみじ祭り かがしコンテスト(兵庫県相生市羅漢の郷)